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are the voters trying to tell us? and not even nate did definitively answer that. here's what we do know. voters turned out for president barack obama in droves. despite having a somewhat smaller electoral map than in 2008, this is one of the biggest democratic wins since fdr. with florida now colored blue, the president had secured a wide electoral surplus and a sizable popular vote margin. now, the popular vote win was made possible by people who lined up in huge numbers to vote in states like louisiana or new york or south carolina, which weren't in play in terms of their electoral votes. they weren't going to be needed. but who were nonetheless determined to cast their ballots for the president. as a result, this president's win was bigger than jfk's in 1960, bigger than richard nixon in 1968, bigger than jimmy carter's in 1976 and bigger than george w. bush's in 2000. no denying it. it was a big win. and as i said before, size does matter. at least when it comes to laying claim to a mandate. so the president may have earned political capital, but what is he going to say about the argument f
events." with more than 1.4 million u.s. employees, walmart's cost cutting, low overhead structure has revolutionized the labor practices for 50 years. as the largest and most successful retail firm in the country, walmart sets the standards for the industry that represent nearly a quarter of the american labor force. those standards have an effect all along the supply chain and wield huge influence over the nation's overall standard of living and economic output. that retail revolution has been based on the walmart formula to provide the lowest prices any time anywhere. helping, as they say, people around the world to save money and live better. there are certainly not just americans but millions of people across the world that depend on those low prices. 200 million customers a week in fact. considering walmart's bottom line alone, i've got to say their model seems like it works, at least by one measure. just last year, walmart earned $16 billion with a b, dollars. that helped the walton family to live better for sure. grab your forbes 400 list. numbers 6, 7, 8 and 9 each members of
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